BluGlass Continues Collaboration with Lumileds on RPCVD

BluGlass Limited, an Austrailian firm known for its Remote Plasma Chemical Vapor Deposition (RPCVD) technology, has agreed with Lumileds to extend the company's Phase II collaboration. The companies intend to use the collaboration extension to speed the development of new applications of LEDs fabricated using BluGlass' RPCVD technology. [caption id="attachment_286872"…

Si2's Compact Model Coalition (CMC) Approves GaN Simulation Standards

The Silicon Integration Initiative’s (Si2) Compact Model Coalition (CMC) has established and approved two integrated circuit design simulation standards aimed at the growing market for gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductors. The approved standards are the 12th and 13th models that the coalition currently funds. The coalition operates as a collaborative group…

II-VI Introduces 1kW Version of 900 Direct Diode Laser Engine

II‐VI Incorporated of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, reported that its DirectProcess 900 direct diode laser engine is now available with 1 kW continuous output power. The device comes with network interfaces for Industry 4.0. The company notes that the increasing number of applications in industrial materials processing, including cutting, joining, and…

IQE to Acquire Translucent's cREO Technology and Related IP Portfolio

IQE of Cardiff, UK has chosen to exercise its exclusive option to acquire and own the cREO(TM) technology and IP portfolio of Silex Systems Limited's subsidiary, Translucent Inc. IQE will pay a the company USD $5 million for the technology and portfolio. The funds are expected to be paid from…

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Frost & Sullivan Releases Thermal Management Report

For the engineers and designers that have ever thought that thermal management optimization for a particular application takes too long, you apparently are not alone. Frost and Sullivan has come out with a report explaining that although there is a proliferation of thermal management technology, modeling and developing heat dispersion …

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APT Breaks Ground on SiC Wafer Fab

Advanced Power Technology, a company soon to be acquired by Microsemi Corp., has reportedly begun construction of its silicon carbide (SiC) wafer fab in Bend, Oregon USA. The groundbreaking ceremony featured a keynote address by Senator Gordon Smith, a republican from Oregon. The event follows a licensing agreement the company …

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Fujitsu and Mitsui Launch QD Laser, Inc., Optical Device Venture for Commercialization of Quantum Dot Lasers

Tokyo, Japan–Fujitsu Limited and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. today announced that they have established a new optical device venture, QD Laser, Inc. (“QDL”), leveraging venture capital funding from both companies and Fujitsu’s quantum dot laser technology. Quantum dots, from which the new venture takes its name, are semiconductor particles that …

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Advanced Power Technology Hosts Senator Gordon Smith for Silicon Carbide Launch

Commitment to Silicon Carbide Fabrication Facility Formally Kicked Off at APT’s Bend, Oregon, Site Bend, Oregon USA–Advanced Power Technology, Inc., a leading supplier of high performance power semiconductors, has formally launched the construction of its SiC manufacturing fab with an inauguration event featuring a keynote address by U.S. Senator Gordon …

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